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the sequester for flight delay. it is just another example of shoddy management by the faa. lori: gas prices are tank. why good news may still be on the way. melissa: fed watchers in full speculation mode as bernanke has he will skip jackson hole. a first for a federal chairman in 25 years. what does it mean? now, to the floor of the new york stock exchange. nicole petallides. nicole: we will get to some of the home builders in a second. right now you have a mixed market. the dow jones pulling back a bit. that 2.2%. last week was a rough week for the dow jones industrials. there is the tech heavy nasdaq. there is a look right now at how we have done so far. obviously, you can see that we have had a nice run this year. i wanted to also take a look at some of the homebuilders. we got in some existing home sales. pound .6% month over month. that is not good news there. the home prices that you saw word. back to you. lori: seasonally strong time of year for home sales. overall, the u.s. economy is running below its historical trend. this is a study done by the index. my next guest says the econo
, the faa says the sequester is starting it to start furloughs. that means major delays at airports. this is all politics. we'll talk to one airline pilot who says the faa action is bologna. >>> and the senate is beginning to vote to improve an -- approve an internet sales tax that will wreck small business, dan consumers and amount to a huge tax grab for state governments across the country. a terrible idea. ""the kudlow report"" begins right now. ♪ all right. charges were filed against terror suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev. nbc news' pete williams joins us with all the details. good evening, pete. >> well, the combination of evidence here the government says they have, larry, the main thing here is from a surveillance video from the scene of a second bombing, they say they can see dzhokhar tsarnaev come into view. they see him work his way into the crowd, take his backpack off, lower it to the ground. they say still photographs show it down on the ground at his feet and they say one of the most telling moments is when the bomb at the first site goes off. everyone around him looks, vi
of the discussion and the impact of the sequester? planning to fly sometime soony why the faa says today is the first day travelers will really feel the effects. >>> we'll get to the latest on the boston investigation in a moment. >>> first developing news overnight in washington state. at least five people were killed by gunfire at an apartment building in a suburb south of seattle. among the dead a suspect who was shot by police officers on the scene. another two bodies found in the parking lot and two more bodies were found inside the building. we'll bring you the updates on this latest gun tragedy as we get them. >>> bells will ring at 2:50 to mark one week since the deadly marathon bombings struck and according to investigators the lone surviving suspect, dzhokhar tsarnaev, is responding to questioning. under heavy guard in the hospital he is undergoing brief rounds of interrogation apparently responding by writing his answers. the 19-year-old was shot through the neck in what some have speculated may have been a suicide attempt. despite largely republican calls to have him held as
took off more than two hours late, a result of those furloughs. the faa says fewer air traffic controllers on duty means fewer flights able to take off and land at major airports. >> anything that delays services can be productive. but i don't know the whole picture. >> reporter: the airport could experience trickle-down delays but says the lines likely won't be affected. >> i don't know if it will affect the lines but if there's another airport that has congestion issues or staffing issues, we may experience delays to and from that location. >> reporter: some airport towers across the country have already been overwhelmed with flights. the faa says yesterday during the first day, these furloughs took effect, there were 400 delays across the country. also today, i did check in with oakland airport, a spokesperson said they have no faa employees being furloughed. so he doesn't expect issues. and at san jose mineta, a spokesperson said they've seen a handful delays because of these budget cuts. live this morning at sfo, alex savidge, ktvu channel 2 news. >> thank you. >>> homicid
them to the ground. rich: we have contacted the faa repeatedly this morning. take a look at the numbers. 16 billion a year. total employees for the faa, 47,000. 50,000 of them are air traffic controllers. they are supposed to take one day off every other week. to you. connell: rich, thank you. let's go to the fourth opinion editor. he joins us from washington delta. the politics of this is interesting. we are just getting started this week. what is the political impact, in your view? >> i think political impact is very bad. it's a black guy for the obama administration, congress and the faa. this is going to come back and haunt washington in a major way. connell: you said it would be disastrous for the administration. why? >> well, i think ultimately the jury understands there are always ways to cut spending. it would make the obama administration appear as though it is making six. there has to be some other way to reduce expenditures that do not impact flight times and everything. do not think this looks good for congress or the obama administration. connell: most people believe that i
to be affected. if they cough, we catch cold. >> reporter: airlines filed a lawsuit against the faa on friday asking a federal court to stop the furlough of air traffic controllers. faa officials have declined to comment on e suit. livet sfo, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> thank you. earlier this month, the faa delayed the closure of control towers at 149 airports until june. >>> checking bay area headlines this morning, richmond police are searching for two gunmen who shot and injured a man on saturday night on griffin drive. police found the victim in his car. they say the man was targeted. witnesses say the suspects got away in a white suv shortly after the shooting. that was around 8 p.m. on saturday. >>> in hayward a young man who was shot has died. the 26-year-old man was shot saturday around 10 p.m. in the driveway of a home on franklin avenue. he was taken to a hospital for emergency treatment but died of his injuries yesterday. so far, police have no suspects. >>> in alameda, a coast guard cutter has returned home greeted by joyous families yesterday. they spent three months in wateut
budget cuts. some 50,000 faa employees including 15,000 air-traffic controllers are being forced to take an unpaid day off every other week to save money. michelle miller reports that could lead to delays. >> reporter: for passengers at new york's laguardia airport travel is already a four letter word. was very concerned bcause they said the delay could be up to four hours. >> reporter: thanks to mandatory budget cuts approved by congress the faa has 637 million dollars less to spend. that's forcing some air-traffic controllers to stay home without pay. two days a month. mark rosenker is a former ntsb chairman and aviation safety analyst for cbs news. >> it could slow anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes and in some cases, even three, four hours. if it gets too crowded in the skies, unfortunately it will result in cancellations. american airlines tells cbs news that until the faa provides secretary of details of the furlough, it's hard to inform passengers of the effects. but they do say they expect the biggest delays at lax, chicago's o'hare, and right here at laguardia. union and the airline
the stock is having such a tough time lately dropping below 400 just last week. >>> then the faa warning about long airport delays because of government budget cuts. but in addition to grounding your travel plans, the cuts could also prevent your portfolio from taking flight which we will look at coming up. >>> don't miss my exclusive interview coming up with johnson & johnson ceo alex gorsky. that stock hitting an all-time high today. how he plans to push it even higher. that and a lot more coming up on the "closing bell," most important hour of the trading day right now. we went out and asked people a simple question: how old is the oldest person you've known? we gave people a sticker and had them show us. we learned a lot of us have known someone who's lived well into their 90s. and that's a great thing. but even though we're living longer, one thing that hasn't changed: the official retirement age. ♪ the question is how do you make sure you have the money you need to enjoy all of these years. ♪ is apple >>> apple is looking a little more polished today. the beaten down stock one
. faa furloughs, they just kicked in. some delays now appearing late yesterday in and is around new york. this st for the first time with travelers waiting more than an hour. delays were seen at other airports in the u.s. the faa furloughs affect 47,000 employees, including nearly 13,000 air traffic controllers. experts say the first real test is today when traffic increases and you remember, you saw all these stories, even last week saying the sequester doesn't matter. >> because a lot of the stuff hasn't kicked in. now, if things don't matter this week, then you can say they really don't matter. >> so this is the test one way or the other. we're going to talk to mike boyd about all this and more. >> in economic news, a business economist says washington's budget tightening is having a minimal effect on business. 93% of those surveyed say political developments had no effect if the first quarter and 95% say they had no impact on capital spending plans. among the biggest concerns, global economic conditions and the potential for further government spending cuts and the regulatory environ
. that is because there are fewer air traffic controllers on the job. the faa called for two furlough days for every two-week period to cut more than $600 million from the budget. airlines filed a lawsuit on friday asking a federal court to stop the furlough of air traffic controllers. they say that these cuts in hours will result in travel delays of up to an hour. a travel industry analyst says what's happening is political gamesmanship. >> the faa was shut down a few years ago, flights weren't affected. it seems to me like there is a request or directive out there to take steps so that passengers will be inconvenienced and that they will call their elected officials to get them to take action. >> reporter: here's a live picture of mineta san jose international airport. i only found one 30-minute delay this morning and a couple of 10-minute delays in oakland and sfo is on time. even if sfo avoids furloughs, travelers here could still feel the pinch because of the domino effect from delays at connecting airports. at sfo, elissa harrington, kpix 5. >> airlines say up to 6700 flights per day could be
already seeing big delays as the first air traffic furloughs kick in today. a closer look at what the faa cuts could mean for you and your plans. >>> plus, the midwest getting hit with yet another spring snowstorm. major flooding and up to 6:00 inches of snow in some places. we'll show you where it is now and where it is headed. jenna: what drove the suspected bombers remains unclear in the boston terror attacks. investigators are reportedly already trying to question the surviving suspect although there seems to be some varying reports on that. some experts are now turning to their past for clues. their family traces their origins to a small area in southern russia known as chechnya. it is predominantly muslim country, or area. it has been in turmoil for years. with islamist terror groups launching a series of attacks against russian targets in a fight for independence in muslim states. 2002, a chechen group stormed a theater in moscow. there were 700 people in the side at the time. more than 100 people died during a rescue attempt by russian security forces. 2004, in the largest hostage
'll get the analyst behind that call ahead. >> also the sequester effect on travel. >> faa employee furloughs and our major airport delays and all in the future and former department of transportation inspector mary shafo live. another monday morning, david, in which you've propelled a major dow component, microsoft up over 4% on the news that an activist shareholder is buying a $2 billion stake. so i think by my calculations you've created on that report about $2.5 billion of value so far this monday morning. >> simon, it's the value being created by the news itself, not the fact that i've reported it and we've been able to tell people that value act, large activist fund that often does take large positions in companies and actually doesn't get active if things go their way have taken a $2 billion position. on a relative bases it's 1% or less than 1% overall is what it would amount to of the outstanding shares of microsoft. that being said, valueact does have a history of holding stakes for quite some period of time, monitoring those companies and their managements and then getting
air traffic controllers on the job this morning. the faa called for two furlough days for every two-week period to cut more than $600 million from the budget. airlines filed a lawsuit on friday to stop the furlough of air traffic controllers saying the cuts will result in delays up to an hour at major airports and hubs throughout the country. travel industry analysts say what's happening is political gamesmanship. >> the faa was shut down a few years ago. flights weren't affected. it seems to me like there is a request or directive out there to take steps so passengers will be inconvenienced and they will call their elected officials to get them to take action. >> reporter: now let's see what's happeninat airports around the this is live picture of mineta san jose international airport. i found three delays there this morning. the longest, 30 minutes. only a couple of 10-minute delays in oakland. and a few delays here at sfo, as well. now, even if sfo avoids furloughs, passengers could still feel the pinch because of the domino effect from delays at connecting airports. and speaking
the spokesman about that and he said it is early. he did say controllers will be furloughed each day at every f.a.a. air traffic control facility which started yesterday. there were delays at lax last night because of sequestration. the cuts were ordered out of congress. although we could not find any delays at sfo this morning, we did find opinions. >> i wish they would cerate rt than across-the-board cuts. >> all budget cuts are difficult and all managers face that but you get the budget in balance and lower the government expenses it is worth it. painful but worth it. >> air traffic controllers are not happy about there and they will lose a day of work every other week and they hope that passengers will complain enough to get this changed. officials say necessity -- they have no choice they have to cut $600 million by the end of september from the budget so they will pull people from the air traffic control towers. expect delays through the end of september an the country l is a website you can check to see how it is looking at different airports across the country and we provided a link to that
that city took a major step toward healing. >>> here at home faa furloughs of air traffic controllers began today but the real test is tomorrow. the first business day of the week. delays could run for hours at major hubs such as atlanta and new york. because of sequester cuts all air traffic controllers may take one day off every two weeks. that means most towers will lose one controller every day maybe more. here in the bay area today, sfo and manetta san jose experienced no delays. sources at sfo said four employees there were furloughed today. ktvu's deborah villalon was live as they rolled out furloughs there. >> reporter: this tower went dark over an hour ago. it's closed overnight. it will reopen at 6:00 a.m. for another busy day of small planes, business jets and commercial flights and fewer controllers to manage the mix. >>> a rise in airlines prepared for take off to los angeles. one of nine flights keeping this santa rosa terminal busy today under the watchful eye of the tower. down by at least one controller, maybe two. the one who answered said he was too busy to talk about it.
. >>> flight delays, budget cuts kick in today. hitting the faa hard. already triggering long lines at airports nationwide. >>> and an a-list arrest. it's the latest celebrity mug shot. hollywood's darling, reese witherspoon, issuing an apology overnight. >>> and good monday morning. we may be closer to getting some key answers in the boston bombing investigation today. >> suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is now awake and communicating in writing with investigato they are anxious to know if anyone else was involved in the bombs waiting to explode. >> one week later, 52 victims are still in the hospital, 3 in critical condition. all victims are being remembered later today with a moment of silence at the time of the first bomb. and then church bells will ring. >> abc's preeti arla begins our coverage. >> reporter: a week after the boston marathon attack, one suspect is dead, the other is in the hospital. but the search for answers continues. law enforcement officials tell abc news 19-year-old suspect dzhokhar tsarnaev is awake. he's unable to speak because of a neck injury authorities believe may be se
on the faa . the worst delays on east coast, including new york's laguardia, one out of 5 tier oeveryfive flights before noon s delayed. congressional republicans say, bull. they charge obama administration is structuring cuts to make them as painful and obvious as possible. >> federal reserve chairman ben bernanke will not be at jac jacn hole sim this year. my next guest said that we're seeing a slowdown in the economy after a stock first quarter, joining us, wells fargo chief economist, john sylvia, you see a slowdown here? >> there is a slowdown that is what bothered market, stock market a little bit, we a single family housing stocks, retail sales disappointing. building into the commodity market, chinese economic growth is disappointing. people at the inning of year think this economy will take off, and earnings will be strong, then as year goes down they tamper down those expectations. >> you know there is one stock that stands a metaphor, caterpillar, we see them with disappointining results off 42 their earnings, because they are off in the mining sector, but they tell us about go
. >> a new option for commuters in the south bay if you're willing to pedal or to walk. >>> plus, why the faa is warning to travelers to expect delays at the nation's largest airport starting tomorrow. >>> the federal aviation administration as you can expect to see delays at the nationest largest airports starting tomorrow morning. officials say sequester cuts went into effect today. the delays are mainly the result of furloughing for air traffic controllers. they're now required to take one day off without pay for every ten days worked. the system worked smoothly today but wasn't that busy today. the real test will come tomorrow morning when the skies are more crowded. >>> a new paved trail about seven miles long opened in san jose this weekend. the section of the guadalupe river trail connects the community of val viso to santa fe. about half of them use the trail to fwet to work. that number of people on the trail expected to increase now that the path is paved. >> it gets kind of -- when i go over bumps or driveways like that, it's, like, you know, doesn't feel comfortable. i got to be o
. >>> and the dreamliner could be flying again within weeks. the faa has approved the aircraft maker's plan to fix its troubled batteries. >>> the top trending stories. plus the atf wants to know what caused a massive ferlt lieser plant explosion in texas. >>> and a funny car that provides anything but laughs in north carolina. details next. >>> more than four days after that huge explosion at a fertilizer plant in central texas, officials say everyone is accounted for. 14 people killed, 200 injured, and of the 14, 10 were first responders. gabe gutierrez reports from west, texas. >> reporter: new video of the damage in west, texas, after a fertilizer facility exploded in a blinding fireball. for the first time we see an apartment complex ripped open. chunks of concrete tossed hundreds of yards. a school heavily damaged and this nursing home shattered. investigators said they found the origin of the explosion but it won't say where or what triggered it and they still aren't sure what caused wednesday's initial fire. >> we know there was an initial fire and then an explosion. we do not have a time line
to the viewers out west. on the first day of faa furloughs, there were delays. but the airlines saying don't blame us. the biggest delays hit los angeles international first. last night the federal aviation administration reported a staffing problem causing some arriving flights to run an average of three hours and seven minutes late. >> we're going to crater the entire system. orter: the nation's airlines and biggest pilots union say it points to troubles ahead. their plan to furlough air traffic controllers, forcing them to tay home one day every other week will bring the system to a grinding halt. >> it will be like having hurricane sandy in the north and hurricane katrina in the south at the same time. >> reporter: so they're suing the faa to postpone the furloughs but the faa says it's the only way to slash $637 million from its budget, cuts required by congress. the busiest airports are expected to take the hardest hits. maximum delays at atlanta's hartsfield-jackson could reach 3 1/2 hours. chicago's o'hare, more than two. and at new york's laguardia, nearl
and all faa workers are losing one workday every other week. >>> all right, spring flooding turned much of the midwest into a muddy mess. record rainfall to blame for high water. for example, nearly 10 inches has fall in this month in grand rapids, michigan. swollen rivers can't take much more. forecasters say more rain is expected tomorrow. >> here's a look at your weather -- expect thunderstorms around southern kansas, oklahoma. by the evening commute, you could see snow around minneapolis and parts of the upper midwest. >> unseasonably cool along the east coast, new england to georgia with temperatures staying in the 50s. but check out the west. dry and warm. hitting the 90s in some spots. >>> to a shining example of someone who really l job. >> a powerful earthquake rocked china over the weekend brought everything to a stand still including a wedding in progress. the bride you just saw there happens to be an anchorwoman. she got right to work. still wearing her wedding gown and her veil. check her out. >> that is hilarious. she abandoned her big day and started reporting on the quak
of the sequestration cuts ordered b congress. the f.a.a. says safety will not be compromised but there will be delays and today is the first big test as it is the first business day of the cuts. air traffic controllers hope that pressure from the public will stop the furloughs. this is going to be impactful and we agree there should be another way to accomplish this. airlines are not happy about this, either, and they say the passengers should tell the f.a.a. they don't like this and find other ways to cut. the f scheduled to last through the end of september. >> the ground staff of the german airlines have walked off the we job forcing germany's biggest carrier to cancel the majority of flights. some united passengers to germany may be booked on a different flight so check your ticket and the airline. >> oak police are searching for the down man involved in an attempted robbery in an upscale neighborhood on saturday night. the shooter tried to problem a man walking down the street but shot him and not taking anything. the victim was taken to the hospital and is stable condition. the shooter ran off.
. that is good news for anyone flying out at any point today. you talked about these sequestered cuts, the faa says a big lead the air traffic controllers. furlough days are being issued. we actually did see some delays because of those air traffic control furloughs. places like laguardia in new york and l.a. acts. lax at delays at somewhere between one hour and three hours. it did not really have a lot of affect here as at all but anytime you have delays around the country, it has an accordion of fact. that is what they're afraid of. they're thinking today maybe a day will restart the see some delays are around the country. you can see here in the board at sfo, everything was on time. we did not have a delays but that cannot easily change as a day goes on. we're telling people if you're coming to the airport and flying any time in the near future, make sure you call ahead and check the status of your flight. make sure your weather could be delays. a spokesperson is coming out and we are trying to get the interview with him. if we have any issues, we'll pass them along as they come in. >> with
travel day it's monday. 47,000 faa employees will get furloughed as a result of budget cuts. they will lose one day of work every other week. the pilot's union due to the faa will staffect so many people. >> out of those 15,000 were air traffic controllers. perhaps it's a better idea to perhaps maybe drive somewhere because gas prices are going down. >> this is the time of year when they are supposed to go up. let's enjoy it while it lasts. gas prices could fall almost $0.20 by memorial day. it would go down to $3.30 a gallon. inventories are high we have a lot of supply. and the economy is slowing down. consumption is the lowest since 1997. this morning gas prices averaging 3.52 a gallon. last year at this time 3.86. that's a nice little savings. >> some say could go below $3 a gallon? >> rocky mountain region could see 32 -- $2.98. >> road trip. >> finally. it is 11 minutes after the top of the hour. a runner survives the marathon bombing only to return home to texas to witness the fertilizer plant explosion and he's sharing his story. we will have that coming up. >>> they
because the faa is being forced to furlough thousands of air traffic controllers. abc's matt gutman has more from miami. good morning, matt. >> reporter: good morning, josh. the delays are already piling up. new york area airports reporting delays of over an hour. l.a.x. over three hours overnight. this is just the start. the faa now warning that as many as 6,700 flights could be delayed every day.the sequestrac across-the-board budgets cuts across-the-board budgets cuts are forcing furloughs. fewer planes in the air translates into delays. about 5,000 planes in the air at a given time and fewer eyes in the tower, the faa is slowing air traffic for safety. planes could both be prevented from landing and taking off. those inevitable delays could cost travelers more than just their time. >> airlines may have to cut flights. that will drive up ticket prices. demand will be high. >> reporter: the only antidote? said senator chuck schumer. >> we need democrats and republicans to meet in the middle and end the sequestration that causes the problems. >> reporter: analysts said there's not much
closures and it is really at the mercy of the faa. >> some of the airlines have started to react. delta has said it is disappointed and warned travellers to expect delays in major cities that we've already outlined. what are the other things we're hearing from the airlines? >> basically the airlines are saying the faa has other options. they can cut their budget in other places. the fax says no. this is how we have to go ahead and do it. the airlines have taken the fax to court over this of they filed a lawsuit on friday. there is no hearing date set for that. everybody is watching closely to see if the courts change the decision. >> what do you know about this newark situation, the flights having to return as a result of the washington controllers being, quote, overwhelmed? >> you have a regional air traffic facility that handle flights going from new york to let's say, florida. a lot of the flights heading over the washington air space were overwhelming the number of reduced workers there. they said we're sorry. you have to turn around and come back. >> what's next? >> next we'll watch wh
controllers at home. the biggest delays are predicted at l.a.x., o'hare, and laguardia. the faa slashed the budget by more than $600 million. mark rosenker, a former ntsb nannal list and cbs responsibility says the delays could hit for hours. >>> we're going to see delays for the carriers, the passengers, and frankly i believe for the economy. >>> the country's largest pilots union and the airline is trade association are suing to stop the fur lou. asian markets were mostly higher. tokyo's nikkei added about 2% to a nearly 5-year high. hong kong's hang seng added a fraction. essentially major countries including apple, ford, exxonmobil, will release their earnings this week. it comes as they finish their worst week since november. the dow lost 317 points while nasdaq lofrt nearly 89. there's good news at the pump with a gallon of gas dropping 11 cents. the lung berg survey now finds the total. tulsa has the cheapest at $3.21 a gaon while chicago is the most expensive in the continental u.s. at 3.97. >>> oblivion beat the competition at the box office this weekend. the sigh-fie thriller
-long delays because apparently the sequester is going to cause it. the f.a.a. beginning furloughs for employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers. some say it's purely political. >> when the f.a.a. was shut down a few years ago, flights weren't affected. it seems to me like there is a request or directive out there to take steps so that passengers will be inconvenienced and that they'll call their elected officials to get them to take action. >>gretchen: some of the nation's busiest airport including in new york and washington already experiencing delays and longer wait times for security. >> real-life drama for actress reese witherspoon. the oscar winner arrested for disorderly conduct in atlanta after her husband was apparently pulled over for a d.u.i. as he was given a sobriety test reece reportedly got out of the car. the officers told her to get out of the car but she didn't listen. she said do you know my name? you'll be on the evening news. later she apologized. >>steve: is that her mug shot? >>gretchen: it was. >>steve: i think you're supposed to be looking at the
that could be starting today, folks. the faa beginning furloughs, forced days off for their employees, including 15,000 air traffic controllers. airports across the country are bracing for an hour-long debase in many cases. critics say this move they believe is political. let's find out what peter goelz thinks about, former director of the nts. about, the national transportation safety board. peter, thanks for being here. good to see you. >> good to see you. martha: we're told today could have some pretty big snarls at the nation's airport. what do you think? >> i think we'll see some slow-ups. the federal aviation administration is taking 60% of the cuts at dot. that is $647 million in cuts. people are going to be laid off and things are going to go slowly. martha: why do you think that is, that they're bearing such a brunt of these budget cuts? >> at d.o.t. they have five modes, pipelines, trails, trucks, aviation. aviation is where the big programs are, the big money are and where the most employees are. not only air traffic controllers but air inspectors and the whole certificatio
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and pilot organizations are trying to stop the furloughs from happening by suing the faa but they are here and commercial flights really move flatly throughout the united states yesterday. but the real test will come together. that is because air traffic -- because of budget cuts all air traffic controllers must take one day off every two weeks. that means they will lose one traffic controller every day. santa rosa airport they were down at least one controller yesterday. folks there said they were concerned about safety and felt the government could have made cuts elsewhere. >> we are looking at a tiny percentage that needs if be reduced. it's ridiculous they can't do that. you and i can certainly if we want to take $5 off of our spending for lunch over a month, it's easy for us to do. >> reporter: yesterday sfo and ma theta san jose reported no problems. sources inside the air traffic control tower here said four workers were furloughed yesterday. we still have to find out how many are furloughed today. meanwhile 100 contract towers in small airports across the country are scheduled to s
through september. there has been a lawsuit filed against the faa, but the case has not been taken up in court. the furloughs could result in delays or canceled flights for one out of three airline passengers. the busiest time of year for travel could be a little bumpier than usual. joining us from washington is former "new york times" correspondent elizabeth becker. elizabeth just penned a new book called "overbooked: the exploding business of travel and tourism." welcome inside "the war room." >> it's nice to be here thank you. >> michael: what impact will the sequesters have on travel to america? >> well, i'm not convinced that the furloughs will come about. i would say that president obama has shown a partiality to listening to the tourism industry. so i'm not sure it is really going to happen. i think there could be a change of mind. but overall america is just recovering from what the industry is calling a lost decade, where a series of idealogical arguments, and the 9/11 border changes really flattened out tourism for the united states when it was booming
the warriors are dealing with david lee's injury. we'll hear interest the head coach. >>> plus, why the faa is warning travelers to expect delays at the nation's largest airports starting tomorrow. >>> also -- >> check out the trails, see if i can make it. >> there you go. a new option in the south bay for people who want to walk or pedal for fun or perhaps even get to work. >>> we're following a developing story in the midwest tonight. rising water and a stormy forecast are causing concern along the mississippi river. the river is at or near flood stage across a huge swath of the region from illinois to missouri and beyond. the high water forced the army corps of engineers to close lox and halt traffic. two bridges were also closed for several hours after more than 100 barges broke loose last night south of st. louis. last week's storms dumped a month's worth of rain in a few hours and triggered widespread flash flooding. at least three deaths have been blamed on the floods. >>> a 5.9 magnitude earthquake rattled a large part of mexico tonight. the quake struck about 300 miles south of pue
have to prepare for long lines. government budget cuts that kicked in last month are forcing the faa and other agencies to cut some spending. f furloughs kicked in yesterday. the agency will furlough some 15,000 air traffic controllers. because of the cuts airports say passengers should expect increased delays. the length of the delays will vary depending on the schedule and situation at each specific airport. employees at the epa, office of management and budget, also face furloughs starting this week. >>> residents and investigators continue their search today through the destruction in west, texas, to try to figure out what caused the fertilizer plant there to explode. investigators say they found the origin of the explosion, but they still don't know what caused the initial fire that led to the blast last wednesday. fertilizer company is working closely with authorities to aid the investigation. the death toll from the blast remains at 14. a public memorial for first responders will take place in the town later this week. by the way, all the presidents, ex and otherwise will be i
across the u.s. as thousands of air traffic controllers were furloughed for a day. the f.a.a. blamed federal budget cuts. >> ifill: online, we take you inside one of the world's greenest buildings. kwame holman has the story. >> holman: in honor of earth day, we look at seattle's new bullitt center-- the building boasts the world's first six- story composting toilet system. learn more about the project from our partners at kcts 9 and earthfix on our homepage. and author erica brown says, in preparing for death, shouldn't your survivors inherit more than just your finances? she advises creating an ethical will to pass along wisdom and life lessons to younger generations. find that story on our health page. all that and more is on our website newshour.pbs.org. gwen? >> ifill: and that's the "newshour" for tonight. on tuesday, we'll examine how cuts to federal spending are slowing down the airline industry. i'm gwen ifill. >> brown: and i'm jeffrey brown. we'll see you online and again here tomorrow evening. thank you for joining us. good night. >> major funding for the pbs newshour ha
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airports. those delays mainly because of the furloughs at the 13 largest airports. faa warning in some cases passengers could see delays up to 90 minutes or more. that is nationwide. this is all part of the sequestration cuts imposed by congress in order try and save more than $600 million. we'll have a look at your local weather and traffic right after this break. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? bee happy. bee healthy. with clusters of flakes and o's. oh, ho ho... it's the honey sweetness. i...i mean, you...love. >>> current temperatures already showing numbers closing in on 80 around livermore, fairfield. some of the warmer places we'll see. slight offshore breeze. we should see the sea breeze kick in later this afternoon. but in the meantime upper 80s to low 90s for valley temperatures, 70s closer to san francisco. cooler temperatures start to arrive tomorrow. more
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